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Friday, August 25, 2006

INSPIRE ME THURSDAY: PAINT

The IT folks are back from vacation with a new inspiration for the nation of artists whose creation keeps me away from my Play Station. That would be paint. Easy, I thought. That's pretty much all I do, artwise. So I started to paint a landscape, didn't know when to stop, and wrecked it. No tragedy, happens all the time. So I set it aside, figuring one day I might be able to fix it. The only problem: what to do with all the extra paint.

It's not actually a problem. I just said that to build a little dramatic tension. I did what I always do when I have extra paint left over: I splatter it all on an aceo card. Sometimes it's a freshie, sometimes it's over a goofed doodle. I use everything, waste nothing. This is the way of my people.

On the splattered aceo, I try to make something out of it. Rarely are the results any good, but I get to try things without the pressure of creating something ebay-worthy. Here are a few with just paint (in accordance with ITs strict draconian rules):

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This one is a mix of acrylics, gouache, and watercolor. The shiny part in the bottom/left corner isn't wet - it's some acrylic shining through.


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This one is all acrylic - Obviously, I had alot of green and white left over. This is actually painted on another recycled splatter painting - there's some pinkishness coming through the green in spots.


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Another acrylic. I started to paint a canoe in this trippy little landscape, but fell out of love with the idea. It's not you, little painting; it's me.


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This is from very wet gouache. It's also the one from the remains of my IT attempt. So, I guess this is my official IT submission.


Do any of you, loyal readers, think any of these have potential? If so, what would you recommend I do? My very soul is bared. I feel so naked.

12 comments:

NutmegNine said...

I'll take Widowette #1, Chuck.

carla said...

You had some fun with the leftovers! My favorite id the bottom piece. I like the colors and the feeling of growth. The lines of the plant thingie are very cool. The only thing I would change is the color of the sky - perhaps bring more grey into it. Fun stuff:>

steve said...

These ara all very cool--my fave is the bottom one though I'm really liking the coloring of the landscape as well.

trippy said...

ohh....far out man...look at all the colors...they're like undulating on my screen man...

harmoniousjosh said...

Everyone, please excuse trippy. He's just spreading it around, if you know what I mean.

Joy Eliz said...

I absolutely love #1! It has a nice vintage feel. fantastic!

scarecrow said...

Dis is som nice work!
I vote for the green and white one.

Babe in the Woods said...

This piece of #%#% computer won't let me see all of your pictures so...the ones I see are the lady in black and the landscape. Since I am a nature gal, I pick the landscape.

Your pretty clever with a problem. Nice recovery.

Babe:>

Teresa said...

These are all great, but #1 is my favorite!

firstborn said...

they are all cool! great job on recycling paints!

himavant said...

i like number 3.. nice reflection!

nirmala said...

i like 2nd &3rd....kool vt lefover paints